An academic publishing model in which journals do not charge fees to either authors or readers.

Average time for first decision (excluding desk-rejections): 5 weeks

Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 42.2 (2019) Pages: 337-346

Authorship decisions in ecology, evolution, organismal biology and natural resource management: who, why, and how

Grossman, G. D., DeVries, D. R.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2019.42.0337

Download

PDF

Abstract

Publication in peer–reviewed journals is essential for scientific progress including: (1) advancement of knowledge, (2) societal benefits including scientifically–based decision–making, (3) evaluation of researcher productivity, and (4) obtaining and retaining a research or faculty position and facilitating future scientific contributions. As science becomes increasingly complex so do the results necessary for publication, which frequently necessitates collaboration among scientists from multiple and diverse fields. Nevertheless, collaborative publication always includes the possibility of misunderstandings and differences of opinion. Here we first review the published literature on authorship determination for scientific publications in ecology, evolution, organismal biology and natural resource management, including consideration of what constitutes authorship, consideration of author contributions, author order in a byline, and power relationships, after which we provide several examples of realistic authorship conflict scenarios for purposes of pedagogy and discussion with colleagues and students.

Keywords

Ghost authorship, Gift authorship, Power differentials in science, Multiple–authorship, Sole authorship, Scientific writing

Cite

Grossman, G. D., DeVries, D. R., 2019. Authorship decisions in ecology, evolution, organismal biology and natural resource management: who, why, and how. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 42: 337-346, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2019.42.0337

Reception date:

18/12/2018

Acceptation date:

17/04/2019

Publication date:

26/06/2019

Share

Visits

651

Downloads

266

Content appears on: